Police continued to investigate Sunday after an early morning robbery left the manager of a North Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts dead.
Christine Lugo, 40, of Fairhill, was shot once in the head just before 6 a.m. Saturday as she was opening the store, near the corner of 6th Street and Lehigh Avenue, authorities said.
A man with a revolver approached her and forced her inside the building at around 5:30 a.m. Lugo retrieved money from the store’s safe and handed it to the man, who shot her anyway before fleeing the area.
Medics pronounced Lugo dead at the scene.
Investigators released surveillance video of the robbery and described the shooter as a Black man in his late 30s or early 40s with a medium complexion, medium-to-stocky build and a mustache with a goatee.
At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, gray cargo sweatpants, light gray New Balance sneakers and an analog watch, police said.
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335; call or text 215-686-8477; or submit an anonymous tip at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.
The city offers a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a murder case.
Six wounded in weekend shootings
Gunfire sent six people to the hospital in separate incidents Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia.
Authorities said a 23-year-old man was shot four times at around 2 p.m. Sunday on the 2200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. Officers took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
A man, described by police as approximately 35 years old, was in critical condition following a shooting just after noon Sunday in the Tioga neighborhood.
Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital from Broad and Tioga streets, though investigators believe the gunfire originated several blocks away on the 1800 block of Tioga. A car involved in the incident was held for evidence.
The victim sustained wounds to his abdomen, right hip and left arm, according to police.
Earlier, just before 11:30 a.m., a man between the ages of 20 and 30 was shot multiple times near the corner of 4th Street and Clarkson Avenue in Olney, police said. He was rushed to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition.
In Frankford, a 36-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot twice in the shoulder at around 2 a.m. Sunday on the 1800 block of Harrison Street. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
On Saturday, at around 11:30 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the chest, back and both shoulders on the 1300 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.
SEPTA transit police officers took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to authorities.
Police said a 36-year-old woman was shot in the stomach at around 1:45 a.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of Stevens Terrace, which is part of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Oxford Village development in the Lower Northeast.
She was rushed to Einstein in serious but stable condition.
Authorities did not report any arrests in connection with the weekend’s shootings.
Two killed in Sunday hit-and-runs
Two pedestrians were killed in a pair of hit-and-run crashes early Sunday in Philadelphia.
First, a woman in her 30s was hit at around 1:30 a.m. at the corner of 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in the Nicetown neighborhood, according to authorities. She died at the hospital a short time later.
Police did not provide further information.
Then, just before 4 a.m., a 35-year-old woman was struck while crossing the street on the 2700 block of Kensington Avenue in Kensington, police said. She succumbed to her injuries at around 8 a.m.
Investigators described the vehicle that hit her as a newer-model white Toyota RAV4 with tinted windows and heavy front-end damage. It was last spotted heading southbound toward Lehigh Avenue.